The officiant for your event ~ who is an ordained minister.
♥ Our "made easy" step-by-step guidance in planning your event ~ helping make the process quite streamlined at a venue which can otherwise pose some real challenges ~ including guidance with everything from Park Service related items to ceremony planning to optional amenities such as photography, flowers, music, videography, formal wear, caterers, bakers, lodging, regional travel, receptions, amazing low-cost Yosemite celebration alternatives following your ceremony, and various other items of interest to you for your special occasion.
♥ Assistance in choosing from numerous year-round location options for your celebration ~ at incredibly beautiful, easily accessible sites throughout Yosemite National Park, as well as favorite locations all around the Yosemite Region, and at desired locations statewide ~ all based upon your interests, budget, time of year, day of the week, number of guests, type of celebration afterwards, and various other location related factors.
♥ Quickly getting back to you and efficiently facilitating your planning from a distance.
♥ Careful attention to detail for either short-notice elopements and other events, or long-term planning, tailoring a Yosemite Package to meet your travel plans and budget.
♥ Helping your guests, whom you may refer to us with questions regarding lodging or other Yosemite-related matters, thus taking that pressure off of you to try to research those items and get back to them.
♥ A uniquely designed Yosemite ceremony ~ offering creative ideas for adding your own special elements, such as the vows that you say to each other, favorite poetry or music, Yosemite-related readings like those we can suggest by John Muir, thoughts about your own unique relationship, your personal spiritual reflections, special vows or comments to your children, etc. ~ all in addition to integrating some usual Christian ceremony elements referring to God and Christ, corresponding, as is standard, to the officiant's background ~ while at the same time incorporating your own traditions as desired.
♥ Addressing the required legal elements of a wedding or elopement, completing and returning the marriage license, and handling any needed follow-up by the officiant.
♥ Attractive personalized Yosemite ceremony booklet and coordinating certificate suitable for framing.
♥ At your request and at no additional cost, we will be delighted to take a few traditional and candid photos of you with your camera at your ceremony site ~ or you may prefer to use our full photography services (which is a discounted add-on package option, for which there is a link below).
♥ Respect of your privacy in not selling, sharing, or giving away any of your personal information except as you may give specific permission.
Our Yosemite Package ~ available for any of the events listed at the top of the page ~ is
♥ Couples occasionally use our interest-free payment plan option of several payments made in advance of their event, that we arrange together with them.
♥ An additional fee for our services may apply for events held at locations requiring a fair amount of hiking or held at more distant locations statewide.
♥ Event Packages include our services and products only. They do not include other items such as the optional rental of a facility, any park entrance fees or permits, or your California marriage license (which, in keeping with our State and County guidelines, you will need to acquire in advance in either the nearby town of Mariposa or from another California county and bring with you to your ceremony).
♥ A wedding permit issued by the Park Service (usually $150) is handled by the Park Service directly with the couple; but as with other Yosemite related matters, always feel free to check with us. We can usually offer guidance that can be very helpful.
To our Yosemite Package above you may also wish to add . . .